Bristol City star backed for successful transfer exit as Watford striker ‘attracts interest’

All the latest transfer news from Bristol City and their Championship rivals as the summer window draws closer.

Bristol City are already preparing for next season as they look to swiftly turn the page.

The Robins endured a difficult campaign, with Nigel Pearson struggling in his first full season in charge, overseeing a 17th place finish.

Safety was achieved relatively comfortably, but it was City’s only bottom half finish in the last four years.

Pearson will not be content with that, and new signings will be critical if his side are to improve sufficiently heading into next season.

With that in mind we have rounded up the latest transfer news from City, and from the rest of the Championship, too.

Celtic and Semenyo

Celtic are being backed to pull off a deal for City striker Antoine Semenyo.

And speaking about the potential deal, transfer journalist Pete O’Rourke has told GiveMeSport: “He’s done well at Bristol City, whether he could have the same impact as Moussa Dembele had when he arrived from Fulham, that’s up for debate because Dembele was a real top signing for Celtic when they did get him.

“He showed that with his goals under Brendan Rodgers that helped them win so many trophies and also played in the Champions League as well.

“So, I think Semenyo does look a good player, and if Celtic could land him, I think it could be a good piece of business.”

Transfer scramble

There is a Championship scramble of sorts in the bid to land Andre Gray this summer.

The Watford striker is set to leave the Hornets at the end of his contract, next month, and according to Football Insider, there is plenty of interest from Championship clubs.

It’s reported that Cardiff City, Birmingham City and Reading are all interested in the 30-year-old.

O’Brien chase

West Brom are said to be interested in pulling off a deal for Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien.

That’s according to TeamTALK, who claim O’Brien could go for as much as £12million this summer.

The Baggies are said to be interested, but so are Sheffield United, and that £12m figure is the value of his release clause, leaving the Terriers pretty vulnerable following their defeat in the playoff final.